Latest News

/

How to make refugee children feel they belong? It starts in the classroom – just look to this Tel Aviv school

Tel Aviv – Through colour and motif, the newly-renovated Hayarden School by Steinberg Fisher creates a positive community for primary students.

/

Hong Kong builds a colossal theatre to connect milennials with Chinese opera

Hong Kong – Located in the Developing West Kowloon Cultural District, the new Xiqu Centre is a theatre with a mission: it’s half heritage house, half public space. 

/

Render or reality? A South Korean complex simulates its surroundings

Incheon, South Korea – MVRDV’s entertainment complex simulates its surroundings, featuring imaginatively imprinted elements from adjacent buildings.

/

Morandi’s still-life scenes become three-dimensional via paper-thin ceramics

Porcia Pordenone, Italy – Paola Paronetto creates powerful still-life landscapes with lightweight, fragile porcelain works made using cardboard.

/

This is what it looks like when interior designers have unabashed fun with colours

Madrid – El Equipo Creativo went hard on the Pantone chart with Las Chicas, Los Chicos y los Maniquis. The studio went on to win Best Use of Colour at the 2019 Frame Awards.

/

This trendy tea café in China is spatial calligraphy

Zhengzhou, China – Heytea’s new presence in Zhengzhou by Moc Design Office translates Chinese tradition to younger generations.

/

An architect’s own house contains multitudes in a small London plot

London – How did Sophie Hicks make the most of a limited plot in the middle of pricey Kensington? By digging down and letting the entire neighbourhood in.

/

TWA Hotel’s guestrooms express the past and present of America’s relationship with air travel

New York City – Designed by Stonehill Taylor, 512 guestrooms give Eero Saarinen’s TWA terminal a brand new function. 

/

Here are our highlights from the 2019 ISH fair, with key trends for bathroom design

Frankfurt – From the boldness of colour to 3D-printed elements to create limitless design options, here are some of the trends we saw during this year’s ISH fair. 

/

With an art exhibition, Galeries Lafayette adds cultural currency to shopping

Paris – Studio GGSV devised the fairy-tale-themed Demain, le vaisseau chimère for Galeries Lafayette’s first-floor cultural space.

/

Your future remote workplace is half VR, half carefully positioned real-life objects

Amsterdam – At this year’s Frame Lab, Paula Strunden presented her virtual proposal of a home, featuring real-life components. Can this be adapted to the remote workplace?

/

Obviously, the soundbooths at the new Farfetch office look great

Los Angeles – As adventurous style is part of the Farfetch DNA, the designers at Studiofibre outfitted the company’s new LA headquarters with bespoke sculptural soundbooths.